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Bǫlverkr Arnórsson (Bǫlv)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Drápa about Haraldr harðráði (Hardr) - 8

Nothing is known about Bǫlverkr except that, according to Fsk (ÍF 29, 245) and Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275), he was the brother of the skald Þjóðólfr Arnórsson (ÞjóðA). See also Finnur Jónsson in SnE 1848-87, III, 590-1.

Drápa about Haraldr harðráði — Bǫlv HardrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Drápa about Haraldr harðráði’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 286-93.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 

Skj: Bǫlverkr Arnórsson: Drape om Harald hårdråde (AI, 385-7, BI, 355-7)

SkP info: II, 289-90

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4 — Bǫlv Hardr 4II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Drápa about Haraldr harðráði 4’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 289-90.

Súð varð, þars blés blóði,
— bǫrð renndusk at jǫrðu —
— vátt drengliga, dróttinn —
dreyrafull við eyri.
Vann und sik fyr sunnan
Sikiley liði miklu
sand, þars sveiti skyndi,
sokkit lík, of skokka.

Súð varð dreyrafull við eyri, þars blés blóði; bǫrð renndusk at jǫrðu; dróttinn, vátt drengliga. Sokkit lík vann und sik sand miklu liði fyr sunnan Sikiley, þars sveiti skyndi of skokka.

The ship became gore-filled by the sandbank where blood gushed; bows glided toward land; lord, you fought valiantly. The sunken corpse conquered sand with a great host south of Sicily where blood rushed over bottom-boards.

texts: H-Hr 88

editions: Skj Bǫlverkr Arnórsson: Drape om Harald hårdråde 4 (AI, 386; BI, 355-6); Skald I, 178, NN §1793, 1793B; Fms 6, 140 (HSig ch. 5).

sources

AM 66 fol (H) 22v, 23 - 22v, 23 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 17ra, 39 - 17rb, 3 (H-Hr)  image  
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